ACANA Wholesome Grains Puppy Recipe Gluten-Free Dry Dog Food

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About This Item

  • The very first ingredient is fresh or raw, nutrient-dense chicken, which is also high in protein. The fresh ingredients use refrigeration as the only method of preservation, while the raw ingredients are frozen at their peak freshness.
  • Crafted with wholesome grains, which are rich in fiber, highly nutritious and support optimum gut health.
  • Contains more protein, fat and omega-3 fatty acids than ACANA Wholesome Grains Free-Run Poultry & Grains Recipe to support your growing puppy’s development.
  • Zero artificial flavors, colors or preservatives are added in ACANA’s kitchen.
  • 100% free from legume, gluten or potato ingredients.
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About ACANA Highest Protein Dry Dog Food

ACANA Wholesome Grains

ACANA Wholesome Grains dog food recipes provide balanced canine nutrition, with lots of protein, vegetables and quality grains like whole sorghum, millet and oats. They never use any legumes, gluten, potato or ingredients from corn or wheat.

Go Beyond the 1st Ingredient

With quality proteins like fresh or raw free-run poultry, grass-fed meats, freshwater and saltwater fish, and cage-free eggs, all of ACANA’s recipes are crafted with special care. They go beyond the first ingredient for wholesome goodness, using fresh refrigerated ingredients and raw ingredients frozen at the peak of freshness, with no added soy, corn, tapioca or wheat.

Thoughtfully Crafted from Start to Finish

*Approximate and derived from the unprocessed state of the ingredients.

*Fresh vegetables, fruit and botanicals, plus vitamins, minerals, probiotics and natural preservatives complete the nutritional profile.

*ACANA never adds any artificial flavors, colors or preservatives to their recipes.

ACANA’s Commitment to You

ACANA goes above and beyond in their commitment to quality, with meat-rich, balanced recipes made from carefully sourced ingredients.

PROTEIN FIRST

The first two ingredients in every recipe are fresh or raw meat, poultry or fish.

THOUGHTFULLY SOURCED

ACANA uses a trusted network of farmers, ranchers and fishers to source the wholesome foods for their recipes.

CRAFTED WITH CARE

Protein-rich animal ingredients complemented by fresh vegetables, fruit and botanicals provide balanced nutrition.

STATE OF THE ART

A track-and-trace system that goes beyond food industry standards helps ensure safety, quality and transparency in every batch.

Try Rotational Feeding

Keep things exciting at mealtime by rotating the ACANA recipes you feed your dog. This will allow your best friend to enjoy a variety of animal proteins in delicious and nourishing new flavors. Don’t transition too abruptly, though—start by replacing 25% of the old food with the new recipe and gradually increase the amount over time. Puppies are recommended to remain on puppy diets.

About ACANA

ACANA goes beyond the first ingredient in their foods, ensuring quality down to the very last ingredient on the label. From limited ingredient diets to recipes for all the stages of life, they take great care to provide the balanced, wholesome nutrition your pet needs for a long and happy life. Try ACANA and go beyond what you thought pet food could be.
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Questions & Answers

13 Customer Questions


WHAT "KIND" OF ("PROBIOTICS") DOES "THIS FOOD* "CONTAIN"
Answer by ChewyFeb 27, 2022
This variety contains Dried Lactobacillus Acidophilus Fermentation Product, Dried Bifidobacterium Animalis Fermentation Product, Dried Lactobacillus Casei Fermentation Product. For a complete list of ingredients and the guaranteed analysis, click the “Nutritional Info” tab on the product page.

Salt content on dry matter basis please
Answer by ChewyNov 08, 2021
This food has a sodium content of 0.27% on a dry matter basis.

What shape and size is the kibble? Is the size suitable for a young puppy (brachycephalic breed)?
Answer by ChewyOct 11, 2021
This ACANA diet offers a round medium-sized kibble, so that it is appropriate for both small dogs and large dogs.

Are all "food" ingredients sourced from the U.S.? Are all fish wild caught? Thank you
Answer by ChewyJun 17, 2022
Acana uses wild-caught fish. Acana collaborates with a specially curated group of leading farmers, ranchers, and fisheries that they know and trust. Trust is earned by demonstrating an ongoing commitment to quality, food safety, sustainability, and communication. Acana's strong network enables them to source only the best, including lamb from New Zealand, fish from Scandinavia, and other premium ingredients from their neighbors. No matter what, every ingredient they choose is selected for its nutritional value, digestibility, and superior flavor.


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22 Customer Reviews



Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Bessie on May 30, 2022

Love Acana Wholesome Grains

My GSD puppy came with Giardia and was on antibiotics for several weeks. She did not like the food that she came with (Earthborn grain-free) and her digestive tract was all messed up. After months of prescription Royal Canin gastro, I moved her slowly to this food from Acana. She's very particular, but she eats this, her BMs are good, her coat is great, her itching is little to none and we're finally off prescription. I crumble dehydrated duck patties on top and soak with bone broth or hot water.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Nhmom on May 16, 2022

Worth the $

Rescued a 4 week old puppy. She was in really ruff condition. Vet told me to feed her a grain puppy food, recommended purina. The poor puppy suffered extreme diarrhea. Switched her onto healthy grains by acana, she is healthy, full of energy, living her best life! We figure, you’ll pay for it on one end or another we would rather it be on great health as opposed to vet bills.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By LisaM on Apr 2, 2022

He loves it!

I'm a very picky dog mom. This is a high quality brand in my opinion, and my dogs (one pup, one adult) love their food! The ingredients are great, not packed full of things your furbaby doesn't need. My pups give it 5 paws up! :)


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By JoOtLo on Apr 5, 2022

Perfect Puppy Kibble

Our 5-month-old lab puppy loves this kibble. It is easy to soften/soak and blend to use in enrichment toys, and works great as a reward in training. This is high quality, grain-inclusive, high-protein.


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Carolinacanines on Jan 11, 2022

Small Bags

I am a fan of both Acana and Orijen so when we adopted two large breed puppies I naturally looked at this brand for options to help them grow properly to prevent hip dysplasia. Because they will be over 50lbs when they're grown, I wanted a healthy grain inclusive food to help prevent heart issues. My dogs (Goldendoodles) go through the biggest bag (11.5lbs) in about 9 days so this size bag is not practical. I'd like to see this food in a 25-30lb bag so that I can continue to feed it. The only cons to this good are the bag sizes and the expense.


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Lauren on Mar 9, 2022

Pup Approved

My black lab mix puppy loves this food. Very happy with food, she hasn’t had any stomach problems


Rated 4 out of 5 stars
By Murray on Apr 28, 2022

Chewy is GREAT

My dogs like their packages from Chewy and so do I !!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By Melbelle on Sep 21, 2021

Game changer!!

I have a 10 month old GSP that has been on ProPlan large breed puppy, and ProPlan Sport. His coat was healthy and shiny, but as he grew and his stamina increased, his ribs and hip bones started to show and he definitely appeared underweight. I started really paying attention to his eating habits and found that he would only eat his kibble when he was absolutely starving and even then he wasn’t excited to do so. (I didn’t realize this sooner because my older dog will eat anything and was finishing his food off when I want looking!) My pup needed a grain-inclusive, high- protein and fat ratio diet since he is a very active sporting dog, and most others were either grain-free or too low in protein. Found this based on local recommendation and it checked all the boxes, so I crossed my fingers, and fed it to him and WOW!!! I have never seen my pup eat with such excitement and enthusiasm. He was excited before I even opened the bag just from the smell! SO relieved we found this dog food! Just like people, all dogs are different and what works for some may not work with others (the ProPlan gets fabulous reviews and my dog hated it), but for us, this dog food is a game changer!


Rated 5 out of 5 stars
By TiffandLeia on Oct 11, 2021

Leia loves it!

Leia really likes this food. She will eat it hydrated or as is. She loves it and hasn't had and tummy issues with it. It has really helped her weight development which she was lacking on with her prior food. I would recommend!


Rated 1 out of 5 stars
By MKM423 on May 29, 2021

Lab puppy would rather starve then eat this...

We were feeding the Acana grain free puppy formula and pup loved it but our vet said to stop feeding grain free to be safe/ avoid illness - one of her patients, 1 y.o. Lab, was diagnosed with dilated cardiomyopathy and no other reasons could be found aside from grain free food. We switched to Purina One large breed puppy food at the recommendation of another lab owner/ friend. Wanting to give our little guy a “better quality” food, we decided to try the Acana Wholesome Grains when we found it here on Chewy but he just doesn’t like it at all. We thought he was just being picky or maybe was having teething complications, but he barely touches his bowl when the Acana is included... it takes him the entire day of pecking to eat 2.5 cups of food. If only Purina One is served, he inhales 2.5 cups twice a day.